We are working every day to make our world a better place. Interested in joining us or have any questions? Contact Amy Allon, [email protected]
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS:
Temple Emanu-El Clothing Bank
For small agencies that work with people in need, donated clothing can present both benefits and problems. The Temple Emanu-El Clothing Bank seeks to ease that problem by receiving, processing, pre-sorting and distributing items in good condition. Agencies can contact us to “order” the clothing and household items they really need, instead of spending time and space sorting through big black garbage bags of random stuff. We are also currently providing large donations to agencies such as Greater Birmingham Ministries.
We gratefully accept all donations of clothes, shoes, and household linens for all sizes and genders. Because much of what we collect goes to homeless men, we always need more men’s jeans, casual pants, knit shirts, sweats, shoes, and socks. Everyone wants socks!
Receipts are available at the reception desk.
If you know of an agency that might benefit from our service, please refer them to Janice Ford-Freeman at [email protected].
Our Family Promise families are coming at the beginning of January. We are hosting again so soon because we switched our last host date to a later time in 2019 because of how the High Holy Days fell. We will be hosting the families from January 5-12. More about the program and our involvement:
Family Promise of Birmingham (FPOB), founded in 1998 as the Birmingham Hospitality Network, is a network of 15 diverse faith organizations working together to provide safe, home-like lodging where homeless families can stay together while working to regain their independence. Temple Emanu-El, in conjunction with Temple Beth-El, has been successfully hosting Family Promise families for over 20 years! We are proud to say that we are a founding member of the Birmingham program. We host 3 to 4 times per year for 7 days at a time – Sunday to Sunday.
Our next time to host is between January 5-12. You can help Temple Emanu-El and Temple Beth-El help these families by volunteering to help set up/tear down, bring dinner, or to stay the night during this time.